The Dilemmas of Lenin

Tariq Ali

Translated By: Amir Zaki

The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Revolution is a 2017 book written by activist and Trotskyist Tariq Ali, which focuses on the life of Russian Bolshevik revolutionary Vladimir Lenin

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Tariq Ali provides a biography of Vladimir Lenin from a Trotskyist perspective. Ali introduces the work by describing the historical subjugation of Russian working-class, peasants, through a system of Autocratic Tsarist regime, the conservative Russian Orthodox Church, and the upper-class. Marxism and socialism had a decisive appeal for Russian dissidents, the underprivileged and revolutionaries. Prominent Russian socialist thought developed in the form of the Anarchism with Mikhail Bakunin and Peter Kropotkin, Tolstoyian Christianity, Russian Liberalism, and Marxist philosopher Plekhanov. Tariq broadens this image of Russian to the international appeal of Socialism and Marxism during this period of time, using the example of the historical popularity of socialism in The United States in the form of Eugene V. Debs and Emma Goldman

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Author

Tariq Ali
Tariq Ali Khan (/ˈtɑːrɪk ˈɑːli/; born 21 October 1943) is a British political activist, writer, journalist, historian, filmmaker, and public intellectual.[1][2] He is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and Sin Permiso, and contributes to The Guardian, CounterPunch, and the London Review of Books. He read PPE at Exeter College, Oxford.

He is the author of many books, including Pakistan: Military Rule or People's Power (1970), Can Pakistan Survive? The Death of a State (1983), Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity (2002), Bush in Babylon (2003), Conversations with Edward Said (2005), Pirates Of The Caribbean: Axis Of Hope (2006), A Banker for All Seasons (2007), The Duel (2008), The Obama Syndrome (2010),[3] and The Extreme Centre: A Warning (2015)

Translator

Amir Zaki

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